Longevity Gene Discovered in Yeast
Research into the genetic regulation of aging has been in the news recently. Voice of America reports on researchers who have turned up an age-regulating gene in yeast. As always, the is early days, but this sort of research is always illuminating in some way. It parallels similar aging research in fruit flies and nematode worms, for example. More genetic research translates usefully from yeast to humans than you might imagine. The article also discusses ongoing research into reproducing the beneficial healthy life extension effects of calorie restriction without the need to eat fewer calories.